Prof. Rohit Dutt

Associate Dean
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Professional Biography

Dr. Rohit Dutt is a medicinal chemist with expertise in computer aided drug design. He has taught courses on pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis for nearly 14 years at several higher education institutions. Some of the mathematical tools he developed for drug design have been incorporated in software being marketed by various multinational companies. Rohit has established a profound standing in industry and research institutions as an outstanding medicinal chemist.

Prior to taking up the current role, Rohit served as Professor and Head, Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy, Yamunangar, Haryana. Before moving into academics, Rohit worked at the Stability and Validation Cell of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, a large Indian pharmaceutical company with a global presence.

His knowledge and competency in computer aided drug design enabled him to conduct significant research in diverse areas. He has more than 40 research andreview publications, predominantly in reputed international journals.

Rohit earned a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from M. D. University, Rohtak; M. Pharmacy in Pharmaceutical chemistry from G. J. University, Hisar; and B. Pharmacy from Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology and Sciences, Dehradun. He also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cheminformatics from Bioinformatics Institute of India and a Professional Diploma in Clinical Research from Catalyst Clinical Services Limited, Delhi.

As a member of the University’s senior management team, Rohit Dutt has developed a comprehensive strategy for improving and refining the student-learning experience through clinical engagements with leading healthcare organizations. Rohit staunchly believes in promoting a strong and positive environment of scholarly learning for both students and faculty, to iron out all the challenges associated to 4th Industrial Revolution, and outshine in the glory of knowledge and wisdom.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals
‘Role of moving average analysis for development of multitarget (Q)SAR models’, Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, 15(8), pp. 659-676. (Khatri, N., Dutt, R.,and Madan, A.K., 2015).

‘Anxiolytic activity of mother tinctures of Gelsemium sempervirens (Linn.) Ait’, Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 7(4), pp. 12-16. (Garg, V., Dhar, V.J., Sharma, A., and Dutt, R., 2017).

‘Development and application of novel molecular descriptors for predicting biological activity’, Medicinal Chemistry Research, 26(9), pp. 1988-2006. (Dutt, R., and Madan, A.K., 2017).

‘Anxiety disorders: An overview’, Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 8(1), pp. 50-56. (Garg, V., Dhar, V.J., Sharma, A., and Dutt, R., 2018).

‘The genus plumbago: An update’, International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry, 7(2), pp. 313-326.  (Garg, V., Jyoti., and Dutt, R.,2018).

‘The genus pyrus: An update’,The Pharma Innovation Journal, 7(2), pp. 143-145. (Kiran, Garg, V., Dhiman, A., Dutt, R.,and Ranga, S., 2018).

‘Health benefits of nutraceuticals’,The Pharma Innovation Journal, 7(3), pp. 143-145. (Anjali, Garg, V., Dhiman, A., Dutt, R., and Ranga S., 2018).

‘(Q)SPR models forprediction ofhydrophobicity of isatins’, International Journal of QuantitativeStructure-PropertyRelationships, 3(1), pp. 88-99. (Dutt, R., andMadan, A.K., 2018).

The genus manilkara:an update’,The Pharma Innovation Journal, 7(1), pp. 316-318. (Anjali, Garg, V., Dhiman, A., Dutt, R., and Ranga, S., 2018).

‘Emerging molecular targets for anti-cancer drug design,Current ChemicalBiology, 12(1), pp. 88-89. (Dutt, R., Garg, V., andMadan, A.K., 2018).

‘Current trends in phyto-cancer therapy using nanoparticles’, Current Nanomedicine, 9(1), pp. 30-45. (Vohra, K., Dureja, H., Garg, V., and Dutt, R., 2019).

‘Phytochemicals in anticancer drug development’, Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 19(2), pp. 172-183. (Dutt, R., Garg, V., Khatri, N., andMadan, A.K., 2019).

Current trends in phyto-cancer therapy using nanoparticles’,Current Nanomedicine (Formerly: Recent Patents on Nanomedicine). 9(1), pp. 30-45. (Vohra, K., Dureja, H., Garg, V., Dutt, R., 2019).

‘Oral soluble films: attributes of the polymeric material and critical process parameters for designing good quality films’, Current Applied Polymer Science, 3, pp. 167-188. (Sinha, S., and Dutt, R., 2019).

‘Enabling process improvement and problem solving in pharmaceutical industry through six sigma methodologies’,Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Special Issue, pp. 74-85. (Sinha, S., and Dutt, R., 2019).

‘Quality by design in pharmaceutical product development’, Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ISSN:2581-5423), 3, pp. 70-72. (Sinha, S., Dutt, R., and Singh, R. P., 2019).

Scholarly Conference Proceedings
‘In-silico classification approaches for molecular modelling’,3rd International Conference on Recent Developments in Science, Engineering & Technology REDSET-2016, G D Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India. (Dutt R., 21-22 October 2016).

Research Monographs, Books and Book Chapters

‘Cure of Diseases byMedicinal Plants’. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.(Garg, V., and Dutt, R.,2018).

‘Nano technology andTargeted Drug Delivery Systems’. Studera Press, New Delhi, India. (Keservani, R.K., Sharma, A.K., Dutt R., 2019).

‘Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin’. Apple Academic Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New Jersey, USA. (Dutt, R., Keservani, R., Sharma A.K., Garg, V., 2019. (forthcoming).

Book Chapters
‘Natural chemotherapeutic agents for cancer’, In: Speck-Planche, A., (Ed.) Multi-Scale Approaches in Drug Discovery, A from Empirical Knowledge to In Silico Experiments and Back, Chapter 5, Elsevier Limited, UK, pp. 99-126. (Dutt R, Garg V. and Madan, A.K., 2017).

‘Anticancer potential of functional and medicinal beverages’, In: Functional and Medicinal Beverages, Volume 3: Volume 11: The Science of Beverages, Academic Press, Elsevier Limited, UK, pp. 199-234. (Garg, V., Dhiman, A., Dutt, R., 2019).

‘Studies on cysteine proteases and their inhibitors for anticancer drug design’. In Gupta, S.P., (Ed.), Cancer-Leading Proteases: Structures, Functions, and Inhibition, Academic Press, Elsevier Limited, UK, pp. 51-71. (Dutt, R., Nagpal, A., Garg, V., Madan, A.K., 2020).

‘Super augmented eccentric connectivity indices and their significance in drug discovery process’, In Putz, V.M., (Ed.), New Frontiers in Nanochemistry: Concepts, Theories, and Trends, Volume 3: Sustainable Nanochemistry, Apple Academic Press and CRC-PRESS of Taylor & Francis, New Jersey, USA. (Dutt R, Dureja H. and Madan, A.K., 2020) (forthcoming).

‘Classification models using moving average analysis, decision tree and random forest’, In Putz, VM (Ed.), New Frontiers in Nanochemistry: Concepts, Theories, and Trends, Volume 3: Sustainable Nanochemistry, Apple Academic Press and CRC-PRESS of Taylor & Francis, New Jersey, USA, 2019. (Dutt R, Dureja H. and Madan, A.K., forthcoming).

Current Research

Computational modeling utilizing regression, moving average analysis, decision tree, random forest techniques; development and validation of analytical methods (HPLC, UV) for determination of active drug in pharmaceutical dosage forms and biological fluids; drug discovery/development of medicinal agents from natural resources; computer aided drug synthesis of medicinal agents.


Member of Tuning India, an Erasmus Plus Project of University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain funded by the European Union (Since 2019)

Contribution to the Profession and Awards (from 2015)

Honored with ‘Best Young Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award’ in 2015 and 2019 by Association of Pharmacy Teachers of the India and NiraliPrakashan, New Delhi respectively for his excellent contribution in the field of pharmacy education.

Honored with ‘Atal SwasthyaBhushan Award-2019’ by Sevron Foundation in recognition to services rendered for the benefit of the mankind.

Conferred with ‘Honorary Professor’ Diploma in recognition of academic and professional excellence by Bukhara State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan (2020).

Expert speaker: Continuing Pharmacy Education Programme of Haryana State Pharmacy Council. Delivered more than 50 lectures to more than 10000 pharmacists of state of Haryana.

Reviewer of various journal of national and international repute.

Member Screening/Selection Committee for various Pharmacy Institutions.